Programming Languages

Prerequisites

CMSC 202 and CMSC 203 with a grade of C or better

Description

Survey of representative modern programming languages. Formal definition of programming languages including specifications of syntax and semantics. Precedence, infix, prefix and postfix notation. Global properties of algorithmic languages. Sub-routines, co-routines and tasks. List processing, string manipulation, data description and simulation languages. Run-time representation of program and data structures.

(taken from http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/vcucourses/?m=detail&s=CMSC&c=403)

Course Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Text

Programming Languges, Principles and Paradigms, Second edition,
Alan Tucker, Robert Noonan, 2007.
ISBN: 978-0-07-286609-4
Required

Topics

  • Syntax
  • Functions
  • Memory Management
  • Semantics
  • Lexical and Syntactic Analysis
  • Parsing
  • Functional Programming
  • Imperative Programming
  • Logic Programming
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • Object Oriented Programming

1-2 weeks of additional topics

Grading

Assignments 0 – 13 50-60%
Midterm 1 – 2 10-20%
Final 1 – 2 10-20%
Project 1 – 4 10-50%

Updated March 1, 2012